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FDA Warns Against Bogus Covid-19 Vaccine Mouth Spray

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The Food and Drug Administration warned against a mouth spray that claims to “catch and kill” the coronavirus, saying the agency has never approved any product of that type.

According to FDA Deputy Secretary-General Weerachai Nolwachai, the product in question – made from longan extract and advertised on online media – was registered as a cosmetic food supplement with no medical qualifications.

Weerachai stated that the FDA has never approved any mouth spray product that has the ability to stop or protect against the virus that causes Covid-19.

Weerathai added that business owners who falsely advertise their cosmetic products face a maximum of one year in prison, a fine of up to 100,000 baht, or both. Those who provide false information about their food products could also face a maximum three-year prison sentence, a fine of up to 30,000 baht, or both.

Weerachai urged consumers to double-check the information about FDA-approved products, report any suspected medical or food products, and file complaints by calling hotline 1556 or visiting the FDA website.